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Friday, May 15, 2015

#Reign: Season 2 Finale: "Burn" Review & Recap

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After telling Conde that she's pregnant with his child, Mary continues to hide out at his camp. Conde's men scatter through camp with some new prostitutes that come to please them. Mary is still eager to flee to Scotland with Conde, but he isn't having that, as he intends to attack the castle at dawn and take over like planned.

Back at French court, Francis and Catherine are aware of Mary's betrayal after discovering she has fled to Conde. Catherine has pretty much had it with Mary's lies and wants to end ties with the Scottish queen permanently. 


A servant goes to check in on Delphine, but her room seems eerie quiet and dark. Something attacks the servant in Delphine's chambers then cuts to a new scene. Claude informs Leith about the creature she had seen in the secret passages, was recently accused of attacking one of the chamber maids. Leith still believes what she saw in the passageways was just her imagination and that she should drop her theory. Claude speculates that Delphine may be able to shape-shift into some sort of creature, but Leith thinks it's bullshit.


At Conde's camp, a supposed 'virus' has spread among camp. Panic erupts as soldiers believe another plague may be occurring. Conde realizes that the whores hired to entertain his soldiers are the ones spreading the rumor, planting this in their heads. He notices Mary calmly watching the chaos occur around camp, before she heads back inside her tent. At that moment, Conde realizes that Mary may have been behind this to stall the attack. When he chases after her and heads inside the tent, she stabs him in the gut! Holy crap, Mary! Badass.



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Conde drops to his knees asking what she had lied about. Mary explains that she lied about being pregnant, and about Francis having reinforcements on the way. She also tells him that she enlisted Greer's whores to help falsify the plague claims. Brilliant plan if you ask me. Saddened by the fact it had to come to this, she watches as Conde looses his consciousness before her.


At court, Conde's men still haven't attacked and Sebastian and Francis think something is wrong. Sebastian tells Francis that he believes Mary truly did not betrayal them as she gave him some information to stay hopeful.

Francis arrives to Conde's camp with his men, and finds Mary with Louis unconscious and bleeding out. He can't believe that Mary stopped the coup from happening pretty much all on her own. They take out his men and they arrest Conde to imprison him in the castle.


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The castle rejoices with their victory and Francis questions Mary on why she went through with all of this. After all, Conde's men outnumbered the French army and she could have had everything she wanted with Conde. She admits that she did this because she still loves Francis despite their strained relationship. Greer arrives to court on Mary's order. Mary thanks Greer for her help by servicing her ladies.  

General Renaude is being prepared to be hung for treason, but he's not shy to give Kenna some knowledge on Elizabeth's plot against Mary. He tells her that she will stop at nothing until Mary is destroyed. Kenna turns away once her lover is hung before her.

Claude visits Sebastian to inform him about Dauphine. He's still skeptical about all the attack claims. Kenna visits Sebastian and they rekindle their love and make some, if you know what I mean...

In other parts of the castle, word of Delphine's binding ritual is traveling among the servants. Sebastian confronts Delphine of these rumors and tells her to confess if they are true, after all, they are spooking the servants of the castle. She tells him that people just think that because she's a healer. 

Mary visits Conde in jail and is still completely in love with her despite that fact that she literally stabbed him in the back. Francis recieves news that Lola and his son John were kidnapped and killed, ordered by Louis himself. What the hell? 

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Enraged that his infant son was killed, Francis storms into the cell where Mary and Conde are. He goes to kill him there but stops. Conde pleads and tries all he can, to tell Francis that he would never harm his infant son. He tells him that someone had set him up.

Lord Narcisse addresses that the information of Lola's carriage route came from within the castle walls. So he's off to find where Lola may be being held. He eventually finds Lady Lola and John unharmed and they're not Elizabeth's men. Uh, oh...Who done it?

Back in the dungeon, the executor comes to visit Conde but it turns out it wasn't really the executioner but instead one of Elizabeth's men. He frees Conde and the prince escapes from French court. Great...


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Narcisse returns with Lola and John alive and well. He tells Francis that Catherine was behind all this. Apparently, she planted evidence to drive Francis to execute Conde. Clever, girl. She really wanted some bloodshed.

After dismissing Delphine to be a monster, we find her in another ritual ceremony. The servant boy she seduced and performed black magic on is now dead. She has him bleeding out on the floor in some sort of pentagon. Delphine is taken away for being a heretic. 

Mary addresses Catherine about her plot to kidnap Lola and John. Catherine's tries to reason with Mary by explaining that she did this for them to prevent a war from breaking out. She says that she needed Francis to kill Louis to end this madness.


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Mary tells Catherine that she's already informed someone to let Francis know that his son is alive and well. Catherine is devastated that Francis will probably never forgive her.


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Catherine is stripped of her title, home, income, dignity, family and is banished from French court. Let's just say she is not happy...

Francis and Mary put their differences and betrayals behind and also rekindle their love. They have sex for the first time in months and it looks like this year long struggle has only brought them closer. 


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Later, Francis meets with a stranger in a darkened hall. He tells them that he hopes Mary gets pregnant this time to keep her safe. "I'm dying," he says. 

The figure in the shrouded in the shadows steps out to be revealed as none other than Nostradamus! "Yes, you are," he confirms. Oh, boy...

Meanwhile, Catherine visits Queen Elizabeth in England. Intrigued by her visit, Elizabeth has no time for chit chat. She gets down to business fast and wants to know why she is here. Catherine explains that she is here to help take down their mutual enemy, Mary.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Time Working As A Production Assistant Intern for Dr. Phil

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Since working as a production assistant intern, I have basically learned the entire process of what goes into making an hour long episode for The Dr. Phil Show. Obviously I have to remain confidential on certain subject matters but I will tell you this. This is not your typical internship where all you'll be doing is coffee runs. Sure there are slow days where you will be sitting around with not much to do, but you ultimately do a lot of the graft and get the full experience of the TV industry. 

One of the first things you'll do is read plugs. To some, this can be very tedious and time-consuming. At times, you will come in and be assigned to read a stack of 200 plugs varying in length. 


Plugs are the stories viewers submit in hoping to gain help and guidance from Dr. Phil. There are so many teams that work together to put a show together.

Here are all the shows I worked on during my three months at the Dr. Phil Show.

Meeting Dr. Phil


1,000 Lies & Counting: A Husband Who Can't Tell the Truth


Falsely Accused of Murder & Now My Life is Out of Control


I Believe My Parents are Enabling My Freeloading, Drug-Using
Part II

I Hear Voices in My Head, but I'm Not Mentally Ill! Why Won't My Family Believe Me?



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

#BBUK Launch Night: Meet The New Housemates!

Source: Channel 5

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It's summer time and you know what that means? BBUK. If you're a fan of the US or even the Canadian version you're sure to love the UK one just as much. This one will for sure tide you over until the US one starts in June, but enough yapping, time to meet our new housemates!

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Meet Aaron (24)
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Facts:
• From Northampton. 
• A model. 
• Qualified beauty therapist.
• Loves The Little Mermaid.

First Impressions:
I got the vibe that Aaron is going to a laugh inside the house. He seems pretty funny and I think he'll get some potentially good DR's. I actually didn't realize he was gay until he started talking, other wise I would have never guessed.

Meet Adjoa (22)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From Manchester.
• Committed Christian.
• Her first language is Dutch.

First Impression:
Another entertainer for sure. I don't know how long she'll stay in the house as I can see a lot of conflicts arising with this girl in the house. 

Meet Cristian (20)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From London.
• Studying Biomedical Science at UCL.
• Previously dated a British Soap Actress.
• Likes to rap.

First Impression:
I would have never gotten the vibe that this dude would be pursuing a medical career. He reminded a little bit of Dappy from CBB. I'm sure he'll get some attention from the ladies within the house. 

Meet Amy & Sally (27)
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Facts:
• Both from Manchester.
• Biological twins.
• Amy dated a famous footballer & reality TV star.
• Sally spends up to £500 a month on beauty regimes.

First Impressions:
Double the trouble if you ask me. They seem pretty high maintenance. They didn't really have much to say in their VT. They might be beautiful, but that doesn't mean they'll be entertaining.

Meet Danny (29)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From Margate.
• Best mates with Ricci from Geordie Shore. (Whey-Aye!)
• Claims to have dated plenty of ex CBB housemates. (Ooh, wonder who?)
• Greatest achievement playing in the FA cup.

First Impression:
Seems genuinely nice, good looking, well definitely mesh well with the other lads. Probably not considered one of the entertainers of the house, which is fine.

Meet Chloe (25)
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Facts:
• From Doncaster.
• Obsessed with Bendirom.
• Treated liked a celebrity.

First Impression: 
She's got a mouth on her, and said she hates posh people. She seems to be pretty confident as well. I could definitely see her getting on people's nerves. 

Meet Jack (23)
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Facts:
• From Plymouth.
• Known as Pie Face in his hometown.
• Passionate, life-long Argyle fan.

First Impression:
Just from watching his VT, Pie Face, I mean, Jack, is sure to be at least final 5. I'm sure England will be able to relate to him and he will be sure to be a laugh. He seems pretty down to earth and isn't trying to put on his bravado like some of the other lads do. 

Meet Eileen (51)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From London.
• Featured on X Factor with her partner, Bo.
• Believes she looks like Nicole Kidman.
• Loves film & directing.

First Impressions:
Definitely not the mom type of the house. She fits her own category that's for sure. I'm interested to see where she'll fall within the house. She could easily mesh well with a few of the housemates or be one of the outcasts. 

Meet Kieran (30)
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Facts:
• From Birmingham. 
• Sold his successful restaurant to pursue his entertainment career.
• Has his own radio show: The Kieran McLeod Show.

First Impression:
I couldn't really good read on him. He was a bit all over the place if you ask me. I know Luissa Zissman is apparently good friends with him according to Twitter. It'll be interesting to see how he messes with the other housemates. He says' he's here to bring entertainment and hopefully he's not a flop.

Meet Harriet (22)
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Facts:
• From London.
• Believes she and Alan Carr have a lot in common.
• Supported Ukip in this year's election.

First Impression:
Pretty sure, Harriet will bring some drama to the house. I want good TV though! Also, I think Harriet and Chloe will get on well just based off their personalities.

Meet Joel (19)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From Cardiff.
• Publishes his own magazine to 3,000 people.
• Youngest councillor in Wales.
• Aspiring politician.

First Impression:
Smart, well-spoken, sweet, could be potentially boring, but I'm hoping he'll prove me wrong. 

Meet Sarah (24)
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Facts:
• From Manchester.
• Self - Proclaimed: Selfish, Stuck up, Bitch.
• Not a team player.
• Aiming for a law degree.

First Impression:
Another potential villain for the season. The question is, will she take that spotlight? If she really is as confrontational as she says she is, how long will she last in the house?

Meet Simon (46)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From Kent.
• Has been in showbiz for 30 years.
• Wants to be the first male version of Margaret Thatcher. 

First Impression:
Clearly meant to be the entertainment factor of this house. I already could tell that I'm going to like him. Yet, when he walked down the catwalk, he got a few boos, what the hell? He kind of reminds me of Louie Spence, who was one of my favs from the celebrity edition.

Meet Jade (24)
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Facts:
• From Dublin.
• Doesn't believe in Monogamy.
• Follows a Polyamorous lifestyle.
• Has pet rats, but would like to add a pet bat to her family.

First Impression:
She seems pretty laid back, but she's a very pretty girl. Love the Irish accent and I'm interested to see what she'll bring to the house. I could see her easily getting into a showmance or two, especially since she is fond of open relationships.

Meet Nick (19)
Source: Channel 5

Facts:
• From Hertford.
• Expelled from 2 schools.
• Has no qualifications.
• Has never been in a proper relationship.

First Impression:
I think we found out season's villain or maybe even potential winner? I think Nick is going to be the one saying everything we the audience will be thinking when inside the house. People like a person they can relate to. He could have some very interestign DR's.

The Twist:
• The housemates were told that the public would vote for 5 housemates to partipate in this twist.

Housemates gather in the living room
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The five housemates that were chosen to participate in the twists were Adjoa, Jack, Jade, Nick and Simon.
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The five were told that that they would have to stand at a podium to decide which housemate is to get which timebomb. Each houseguest stood behind a podium where they would receive their punishment or reward.

Jack went first. When He received three immunity passes to use with his time in the house. That's pretty huge.

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Nick went second. Nick has to nominate face to face for each nomination inside the house. Bummer, especially since he said in his VT that he doesn't like to say things to people's face and rather behind their back. 

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Jade went third and got luxury. She is allowed to have a luxury shopping list just for her.

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It came down between Adjoa and Simon. Big Brother informed them that one of them would open their time bomb and one would be instantly evicted. That's pretty cruel... Simon opened his time bomb and he was evicted. Nooo!!

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Bye, Simon. You'll be missed!
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#Catfish the TV Show: Episode 11: Mom to the Rescue

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It's Wednesday so you know what that means? Catfish is on! In tonight's episode Aurora writes in for her son Steven (18). Whoa, never have we ever had a concerned parent reach out to the two Internet sleuths! 

Meet Aurora
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Apparently, her son, Steven met a girl online named Samm. Samm is located in CA while Steven is located in TX. At one point in reading  Aurora's letter, both Nev & Max couldn't help but wonder if the mother was pretending to be this girl in order to teach her son a lesson. Now that would be the ultimate betrayal!

Meet Samm
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The two lovebirds have been texting each other for about 6 months and seem to be very connected. According to Aurora, Steven has been catfished in the past before! She says Steven's never really dated in real and prefers to meet girls online. She's worried that Steven will get hurt again by having his heart crushed. This buries Nev & Max's suspicion of the mother having any part in this plot. Phew! That'd be pretty messed up, right?

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Nev and Max Fly out to meet Aurora and Steven in Texas. They sit down with the mother & son to get hear Steve's side of the story. Steven confirms that he met Samm over Twitter, and thought she looked cute. He saw her posting sad tweets over Twitter and tried to console her online, shortly after they hit it off. Nev asks if Steven has heard her voice. (Gotta make sure this isn't a dude!) He says he has and knows for a fact that she is a girl. Both shared similar interest in wrestling and have struggled with depression. The two helped support each other in their dark times, and Steven admits that Sam pulled him from a deep hole that was leading him close to suicide.

Meet Steven
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Steven says he can't imagine a future without her and wants to meet her in person. Next question, why they have never Skyped? Apparently, Sam has said she doesn't have Skype. Kind of bullshit response if you ask me. If you can take multiple photos/selfies of yourself, text, and talk over the phone, your bitch ass can Skype. I don't want to hear this, "I don't have Skype," crap. 

Nev and Max head back to the hotel to do some research. They find a video of Samm in a wrestling match, and her Twitter account. So far, she's looking pretty legit. They decide to hit up some of Samm's friends over FB to see what they can tell them about Samm.

Eric, one of Sam's friends on FB gets back to Nev very quickly. Nev asks Eric to confirm Samm's phone number. He repeats it to him and Eric says it sounds familiar. He gives up some info, claiming that Samm and her best friend Jasmine shared a phone back in high school. Could Jasmine be the one that Steven has been talking to this whole time? Eric texts Jasmine's Twitter handle for Nev and Max to do research on.

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They come up with a theory that Jasmine could be pretending to be Samm since they shared a Twitter account. What the heck, yo? It's complicated... Nev and Max meet up with Aurora and Steven to reveal the information they found.

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They show them the Youtube videos, her Twitter account and then show a tweet that made them become skeptical. They ask Steven if he has ever heard Samm talk about her friend Jasmine. Steven says he has never seen or heard Samm talk about this girl before. They show Steven her Twitter account. She posts a lot of depressing tweets which was one of the reasons Steven reached out to Samm in the first place. Steven says it would make sense. If Jasmine is really pretending to be Samm, then that would be the reason she wouldn't want to Skype. If she'd Skype, it would confirm that she doesn't look as she does in her Twitter profile. I think we got you, Catfish...

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Nev calls up Samm to see if she is willing to meet up with them over the weekend. They want to get down to the bottom of this and find out if it is really Samm or Jasmine. He calls her up and she answers. Samm seems like she is down for meeting them in person, but she confesses to Nev that she hasn't been completely honest with Steven. Hmm...

What you hiding, girl...
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The group drives out to meet Aurora, but mother and son can't help but wonder what this secret is that Samm has been hiding. Even I can't help but wonder.

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They stop right outside Samm's open garage and knock on the door. We wait for the big reveal. Will it be Jasmine, will it be something else completely shocking?

Knock, knock, come out, Catfish!
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The door opens and it's her, it's really her! She's real, what the hell? That's a first, haha! Nev and Max are completely shocked, if Samm is really who she says she is, then what did she lie about? She admits that the whole time she was talking to Steve, she was also dating other guys. Hm...

It's always nice to see when the supposed Catfish turns out not be someone completely different. 

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Nev, Max, and Aurora leave Steven and Samm alone so they can hang out for a bit. Steven seems to still be head over heels for Samm. She is literally the dream girl he's been talking to this whole time. Max and Nev meet up with Steven the next day to find out what happened. Steven says that they talked all yesterday, and he's felt like he's known her longer than he's talked to her. He also says that Samm wants to meet him at some ice cream parlor later. The two meet up again to discuss why Samm decided to date other guys while talking to him online.

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She says that she feels bad for lying to him but felt it was the smartest move for her. Samm hits Steven hard with the worst news. She tells him that she felt more sparks over the Internet versus in real life. She pretty much friendzones him right at there. She tells him they'd probably be better as friends than as a couple. Damn, son...

Friendzoned
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Steven is heartbroken. He had hoped now that they met up they could possibly start a future together. She ain't having it though. She tells him she doesn't want a relationship and wants to focus on wrestling and college.

Damn...
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Either way, Steven takes this experience as a life lesson. He says he still wants to remain friends with Samm despite her not wanting to be in a relationship.